Watch Jason Statham Take On The World's Biggest Shark In 'The Meg' First Trailer
Jason Statham wrestles with the world's biggest shark in the action-packed movie The Meg, the film adaptation of the 1997 novel from Steve Alten called The Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.
It is not the case in his new film from director Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure, Cool Runnings). This time, Statham's character fights the biggest shark known in history as the Megalodon.
The trailer for The Meg reveals just how huge this shark is. The preview takes viewers in an underwater action and adventure as they are introduced to the Megalodon, a sea creature believed to be extinct around 2 million years ago.
The movie builds on the premise that the shark still lives and has been discovered 200 miles off the coast of China. The 75-foot creature attacks a submersible carrying a group of people from the international undersea observation program. The seriousness of the threat that the creature represents prompts a team to assemble and take out the shark by any means possible.
Statham, who plays expert deep sea diver Jonas Taylor, is recruited to lead the team tasked to rescue the crew who are trapped inside the submersible. The vehicle now lies at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific following the attack.
"That thing's out there. We have to find it and kill it," Statham's Jonas Taylor says in the trailer as images of the shark threatening the safety of the people enjoying the waves play out on the screen. The preview takes a jab at the TV show Shark Week when a member of the rescue team suggests putting a tracker on the Megalodon.
The trailer for The Meg shows swimmers trying desperately to swim to the shore to get to safety. The shark also goes on a rampage chomping on people, boats, and anything that comes its way. Statham's character, meanwhile, braves the waters in his mission to take down the massive creature.
The trailer promises to have action and comedy in one. The Frank Sinatra song "Somewhere Beyond The Sea" playing in the background and the casual comedic jabs in the dialogues suggest a not-too-serious tone in the film.
The Meg opens in U.S. theaters on Aug. 10. Aside from Statham, other cast members in the Warner Bros. film include Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, Li Bingbing, and Jessica McNamee.